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January 8, 2011

My Dear Friends

I'm glad to see a lot of the challenge blogs are back up and running after the holidays, so I got creative incorporating a few of them into my card!

I usually have a method to my madness when I create, and today's card was no different.  I started with the sketch from Get Sketchy #69

Then Selected my papers - Basic Grey Curio, and  images.  The sweet little girls and wonderful sentiment are from Stampotique Originals

The image is stamped in Black Archival on Vanilla card stock, then colored with Chalks.  The sentiment is stamped in Black Archival on a piece of BG Curio paper, the bottom half is embossed with the Damask Texture Fades folder then lightly inked with a Sponge Dauber and Chocolate Ink.

Stamps - Stampotique Originals
Ink - Chocolate, Black Archival
Card Stock - Black, Chocolate, Vanilla
Other - Spellbinders Dies, Sponge Dauber, Texture Fades Damask Folder, SAMJ, Big Shot, Basic Grey Curio, Black Gems

Additional Challenges Entered
Simon Says Stamp and Show your Newest Stamp
Stampotique Originals - Use Punches or Die Cuts
Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing


Suzanne C said...

What a sweet image and a sweet card! Love how you have colored them and the use of the sketch!

Netty said...

Beautiful card Lisa. Annette x

Rose said...

Very sweet card, love the kids, the colors and the sentiment, I miss my friends!

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous card, I love the image and what you have done with it. Kim

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very pretty, great stamp and saying!

Unknown said...

gorjuss card Lisa, lovin that image xx

peggy gatto said...

BIG smile from me, love this sweet card!

Traci S. said...

Hi Lisa,

Great card! Love what you did with the sketch! The children look so great! I really love what you did with the Damask Texture Fades folder! The effect is wonderful, and the sentiment is beautiful.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous card, I adore how you used this image! Great layout and the embossing/distressing looks great.

PapierGirl said...

Wonderful techniques and I love that image - the chalks worked great! Thanks so much for joining us this week at GS! :)

Willy said...

What a beauty, Lisa! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

Joanne Leddy said...

WOW - this is really beautiful. It is truly a work of art. I love the image of the girls and that embossing pattern is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this beauty!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Another lovely card. The distressed background is fantastic. Funny how Stampotiqe carries such a wide variety of stamps. This one is so you.

Kim Costello said...

Wonderful card Lisa, I use the same method of madness when creating my cards too, It's so nice to have all the elements come together!!! Loving these papers and fabby image!
The Design Team & I are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
Thank you & Happy New Year
HuGs Kim :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Beautiful piece of work, Lisa! That image looks perfect colored with the chalks and that embossed panel is sensational. And that sentiment works so wonderfully well with that image. So happy you were able to join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Moniqui said...

Perfect! Love that girls stamp! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique designers challenge!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! I love your design!

yyam said...

Just lovely Lisa! It's so elegant and pulled together! I *heart* the stamped image...I might have to go shopping...lol

Thanks for joining us at Get Sketchy...so glad you did!!

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